Directions and Parking


The Great Midwest Crane Fest is located at the edge of the Driftless Area in southern Wisconsin, one hour north of Madison and approximately a three-hour drive from Minneapolis or Chicago.

Click on each site name for directions via Google Maps: International Crane Foundation and Aldo Leopold Foundation. The festival venues are an approximate 12 min. car or shuttle ride between each other.


Complimentary parking is available at both sites. Overflow parking is also available if the main lots become full.

Shuttle Schedule

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Ho-Chunk Gaming Shuttles are available for transportation between the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the International Crane Foundation. Pick-up and drop-off locations are at the main parking lots of both venues.

Pick-up at the International Crane Foundation: 10:30 a.m. | 12:45 p.m. | 3 p.m. | 4:45 p.m.

Pick-up at the Aldo Leopold Foundation: 9:30 a.m. | 11:45 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 4:15 p.m.

Please plan accordingly to move your car from either site’s parking lot by 5 p.m. each day.